Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 2/6/2018
Job ID: 02540814
Job Description
  • $500 million dollar equipment manufacturer located in Chicago, IL is hiring a Buyer due to an increase in sales and business
  • This organization rarely has an opening as the average tenure is 10+ years.  They are a fast paced, family oriented organization that cares about the success of there employees
  • If you are searching for an organization that cares about their employees, offers great benefits and provides career growth and a challenge then send us your resume.
  • Relocation on a case by case basisy and sponsorship is not available 
  • Responsible for purchasing components and finished parts and monitoring an assigned category of inventory
  • Negotiate prices, levarage buys and analyze purchasing reports to reduce inventory and purchase a quality product at the best possible price
  • Manage inventory of purchased items required to fulfill the needs purchased
  • Prepare weekly delinquency reports and shortage lists with action plans
  • Manage and minimize excess/obsolete inventory
  • Utilize continuous improvement tools such as Kanban, just-in-time, postponement and other materials strategies to reduce inventory while increasing delivery.
  • Maintain integrity of ERP data and maintain accuracy of inventory transactions throughout entire planning and purchasing process
  • Improve fill rates, quality, lead times and needs while monitoring and tracking delivery performance
  • Bachelor degree is required; ideally in Supply Chain, Business, Operations or related
  • 2+ years of purchasing, buying, and inventory planning experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment required
  • Must have finished good or raw materials purchasing experience
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and MS Office
  • Intermediate with MS Excel with knowledge of formulas, vlookups, and pivot tables.
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills.
  • Self-directed, self-managed and ability to work in a fast paced environment